Present and Past
Peter Sirotin (violin)
"Unassuming charm" is a quality often attributed to the performances of
Ukrainian-born violinist, Peter Sirotin. But behind that charm is a refined
style honed over fifteen years of performing for audiences in Russia,
Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada and the United States.
Born in 1973, Sirotin began studying violin at the age of six. At 14, he debuted with the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra performing the Paganini Concerto No.1. Four years later he graduated from Moscow's prestigious Central Music School with Honors, and in 1991, he joined the Moscow Soloists chamber orchestra, becoming the acclaimed group's youngest member. Sirotin has studied under the tutelage of the world's most respected authorities, including Adolf Leschinsky, a pupil of Carl Flesch, Berl Senofsky, Victor Danchenko and Alexander Melnikov. He has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Natalia Gutman, Alexander Rudin, Alexei Lubimov, Yuri Bashmet, Igor Zhukov and the members of the Borodin String Quartet. He has also performed in music festivals and concert series across Europe and Asia, including the Istanbul Music Festival; the Rostropovich Music Festival in Evian, France; and the Promenade Concerts in London's Royal Albert Hall. As the concertmaster of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, he performed with Arlo Guthrie in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Verizon Hall in Kimmel Center. Today, Sirotin plays a non-stop schedule of solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances throughout the United States and Canada. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory and the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. Peter Sirotin founded the Mendelssohn Piano Trio and the Razumovsky String Quartet in 1997. Currently he is the Associate Concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and Artist-in-Residence at Messiah College in PA.